Gun rights, TikTok, China: George Santos says 'I'm not leaving.' Here's what he's cosponsoring
WASHINGTON A lack of committee assignments, an ethics complaint, and calls for his ouster have not stopped George Santos from cosponsoring legislation.
The New York Republican, facing mounting criticism and calls to resign from his GOP colleagues for fabricating his resume and lying about his background, has joined with his colleagues to cosponsor 16 bills so far this Congress.
On Tuesday, Santos doubled down on his refusal to leave Congress: "Let me be very clear, Im not leaving, Im not hiding and I am NOT backing down," he wrote on Twitter.
The measures include legislation that addresses U.S. relations with China, expanding gun rights, banning TikTok on college campuses, and minting coins for working dogs.
Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2023/02/14/george-santos-cosponsor-legislation-bills/11248833002/
There has to be a way for constituents to remove an awful person like this.
I wonder if Santos is a distraction from real important issues.
Are they really loyal to America? I would ask them to their face!
If they go after Santos, they have to start policing themselves as well.
We really need a new evil, wicked, mean and nasty approach!
Crap. Now Haley is on the news.
Blind me Lord!
Work on ending gerrymandering, voter suppression, other GOP methods of cheating.
Address the Putin influence in our elections.
Do research to determine why American voters are so susceptible to cults
Educate Americans about democracy and what will happen if we lose it.
and so much stupid shit is popular.
Of course my Sci-Fi is okay.
But the GOP MAGAs don't have a clue about Truth vs Fiction.
I love BSG
Life on Mars
can't remember all of them.
Yes a favorite escape.
Being the party of liars, fools and insurrectionists can only take them so far.
for members of Congress so his constituents are stuck with him until the next regularly-scheduled election, unless the House votes to expel him - which seems very unlikely at this point.
The GOP doesn't seem to be bothered by pedophiles as long as they are their pedophiles. Judge Roy Moore? Matt Gaetz?
Why on earth would we want him to leave? Never interrupt your enemy when hes making a mistake.
And they don't care what nutcases they run or who they stomp on to get what they desire.
What are the chances that 289 Representatives would vote to expel him?
There are 212 Democrats so they'd need to convince 77 Repukes to vote him out.
Does anyone really think it would happen?
Also it wouldn't get to a vote unless McCarthy supported it, and we all know he won't.
He can govern from there. He'll be just as effective.
recall at the next available scheduled election, your statement is not true.
See post #12.
grants that " e)ach House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members...", under Powell v. McCormack (1969) Congress is only allowed to block the seating of a member, if and only if, it is because of one of the reasons spelled out in "Qualifications of Members" clause:
So as repugnant as Santos is, he meets all of these requirements so he had to be seated.
Congress can remove him but that requires a 2/3 vote. This has only happened 5 times in the House and 15 times in the Senate (14 of which happened during the Civil War).
Can his constituents recall him? No. The Constitution does not contain provisions for recalling House or Senate members. When combined with Article I, section 5, no legislation could be passed creating a recall path. Furthermore, this means that once a chucklehead is elected to the House or Senate, those constituents are stuck with him until the next election.
Congress and the government must follow the rules as they are spelled out. If they don't, that opens up the door for all sorts of abuse to secure the power of one party over the other.
I still think there should be recourse for the constituents that voted for him to remove him for certain things, such as misrepresentation. But then that would apply to many I guess. Sigh.
a recall provision would have to be enshrined in the Constitution which would require an amendment.
Article I, Section 5 is very clear on the elections of Representatives and Senators so any law that attempted to circumvent this power would get shot down by the Courts with the commentary the power of granted by the Constitution could not be struck down by a law (and, more than likely, a state level law).
If they had a bigger majority they might actually vote to expel him so they could say "See we're not corrupt" but they can't do it because odds are any special election will go to the democrat after this. They could force him to resign of course and maybe offer him some backroom deal so he could avoid prosecution but again the special election would go against them so they can't do that either. All they can do is wring their hands and marginalize him and hope it blows over.
No waiting periods in any state
No age restrictions for purchase
Shall-issue in any state
Allow concealed carry in every state
Allow open carry in every state
Disallow laws banning guns in public settings
Repeal the NFA that restricted Full-Automatic weapons 90 years ago
Every one of those is on the Gunner wish list.
I am not qualified to diagnose him (or anyone else), but he is showing many of the hallmarks of antisocial personality disorder.
People with antisocial personality disorder have no conscience and no sense of right or wrong. They
care only about what THEY want and have no concern for how their actions affect anyne else. Santos' seeming lack of concern about the fact that EVERYONE now knows he has been lying and will continue to lie about absolutely EVERYTHING is consistent with his being a person who is incapable of feeling guilt or shame.
Anyone else would be dying of embarrassment at having all his deceptions found out and knowing that most of the world sees him as a ginormous liar. The fact that he isn't makes me think that embarrassment is simply not part of his very limited emotional repertoire.
Such is the neo-fascist, authoritarian right.
Sociopathic Pathological LAIRS DO..
Your Fucking Day will Come.. No doubt Karma has some Serious Plans for you.
The republican 'Honorable' George Santos.
As 'Honorable' as every other republican.
They are complicit in his lies since they are letting him sit with them. They really have no shame.